Laci has been with JDRF since 2008; starting in Chicago and moving to Omaha in 2012. She has more than 11 years of non-profit experience. Laci graduated from the University of Iowa with a B.A. in Communication Studies and English. She resides in Omaha with her husband and three children.
Iowa Market Director
Chris joined the JDRF staff in January 2018. She was an active volunteer with JDRF for 11 years prior to joining the staff. Chris and her husband Bob have four children, two of whom are living with T1D. Chris’ son, Nolan, was diagnosed with T1D in 2006 at the age of two. Her daughter, Patsy, was diagnosed with T1D in 2013 at the age of four. Chris received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1995 and previously worked in the fields of education and sports medicine.
McKenzie Graham Robinson
Senior Outreach Manager
Senior Outreach Manager
Born and raised in Omaha, Anna’s passion for volunteering started at a young age and continued into adulthood. Over the years, she has worked with amazing organizations including: Habitat for Humanity, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Lutheran Family Services, ALS Association, Omaha Food Bank, Open Door Mission and Stephen Center. In 2007, she received her Bachelor’s Degree from University of Nebraska at Omaha in Non-Profit Administration and Sociology. Anna started volunteering for JDRF in 2008 after her cousin, Claire, was diagnosed with T1D at the age of 4. In 2013, she joined the JDRF staff as Outreach Manager. Anna enjoys spending time with her family especially her husband Sam and their 6 year old daughter, Etta.
Ashley was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska where she graduated from Omaha Central High School. Prior to joining the staff, Ashley served on the gala and walk committees for JDRF before becoming the Office Manager is 2016. Ashley spent nearly 10 years in residential and commercial property management and has earned certifications in management both locally and nationally. Ashley and her husband Adam reside in Council Bluffs, IA, and they have two children; Caleb (9) and Natalie (9 months).
Chapter Executive Council
Community Engagement Chair
President & Executive Council Chair
Nebraska-SW Iowa Community Board
JDRF Young Leadership Committee President
CHAD (Combined Health Agencies Drive) Representative